Nema 5-15p to IEC 60320 C19 (A-Lock) Power Cord

Created on: Oct 6, 2019



The NEMA 5-15P connects to the standard NEMA 5-15R wall outlet located in all residential, commercial and industrial buildings located in North America. The IEC 60320 C19 connects to high power IT equipment, and commonly supplies power to Data Center PDU units. The (A-Lock) is an internal locking mechanism that clamps the C20 Inlet's prongs after insertion.

Brian Sackett
Marketing & Development
Created on: Oct 6, 2019


Additional Information on Nema 5-15p to IEC 60320 C19 (A-Lock) Power Cord

14awg-3c North American Color Coded Conductors with SJT Outer Jacket

14awg-3c North American Color Coded Conductors with SJT Outer Jacket

14awg-3c conductors are UL rated to carry 15A @ 250V. North American Color Coding for 3 wire cable designates (1) Black Conductor (1) Green Conductor (1) Neutral Conductor.


Conductor Designations in 125V Circuits

  • Black Conductor - "Hot" or "Leg", the conductor that carries current to the equipment.

  • Green Conductor - Ground conductor
  • White Conductor - "Neutral", the conductor that carries current back to the source.


Conductor Designations in 250V Circuits

  • Black Conductor - "Hot" or "Leg", the conductor that carries current to the equipment.

  • Green Conductor - Ground conductor
  • White Conductor - "Hot" or "Leg", the conductor that carries current to the equipment.

NEMA 5-15P

NEMA 5-15P

General Information:

The NEMA 5-15P is a 3 Wire grounded plug featuring two blades (can be equal or unequal widths due to the ground pin forcing polarity) and one ground pin rated up to 125V AC and 15 Amps. The ground pin can be either a rounded shape or a U Shape depending on the manufacturer, but both are functionally the same. The NEMA 5-15P is your standard household plug used for to connect small appliances such as TV's, Microwaves, hairdryers, etc to a wall outlet. The NEMA 5-15P is compatible with a NEMA 5-20R T-Slot outlet, which is commonly found in new home installations.

What does a NEMA 5-15P Connect to?





NEMA 5-15R


5-20R Outlet

The NEMA 5-15 Plug connects to both the NEMA 5-15R Connector and the NEMA 5-15/5-20R Wall Outlet. The connector is commonly found on Extension cords, and the NEMA 5-15/5-20R Wall Outlet is the standard power supply outlet in all residential and commercial construction in North America.




IEC 60320 C19 A-Lock

IEC 60320 C19 A-Lock

General Information:

The IEC 60320 C19 is a grounded 3 Wire connector rated up to 250V and 20 Amps. The C19 mates with a C20 inlet, and is commonly used in a jumper cable scenario in IT Installations providing power from a PDU to a server, router, switch or other computing device. The C19 is typically used in high powered blade server chassis, large network routers, and other IT equipment that draws more power than a standard C13 can accommodate. The A-Lock feature can be used on any standard C2 inlet, it can be disconnected bu pulling back on the red tabs on the side of connector head.

What does the IEC 60320 C19 Auto Lock Connect to?




IEC 60320 C20 Plug
IEC 60320 C20 InletThe IEC 60320 type C19 connector is designed to connect to the IEC 320 C20 plug and Inlet. THE C20 Plug is commonly found on power cords used in the data center industry. The C20 Inlet can be found on a variety of high powered IT Equipment ranging from switches to Un-Interrupted Power Supply systems.

Nema 5-15p to IEC 60320 C19 (A-Lock) Power Cord

Created on: Oct 6, 2019



The NEMA 5-15P connects to the standard NEMA 5-15R wall outlet located in all residential, commercial and industrial buildings located in North America. The IEC 60320 C19 connects to high power IT equipment, and commonly supplies power to Data Center PDU units. The (A-Lock) is an internal locking mechanism that clamps the C20 Inlet's prongs after insertion.

Brian Sackett
Marketing & Development
Created on: Oct 6, 2019





Additional Information on Nema 5-15p to IEC 60320 C19 (A-Lock) Power Cord

14awg-3c North American Color Coded Conductors with SJT Outer Jacket

14awg-3c North American Color Coded Conductors with SJT Outer Jacket

14awg-3c conductors are UL rated to carry 15A @ 250V. North American Color Coding for 3 wire cable designates (1) Black Conductor (1) Green Conductor (1) Neutral Conductor.


Conductor Designations in 125V Circuits

  • Black Conductor - "Hot" or "Leg", the conductor that carries current to the equipment.

  • Green Conductor - Ground conductor
  • White Conductor - "Neutral", the conductor that carries current back to the source.


Conductor Designations in 250V Circuits

  • Black Conductor - "Hot" or "Leg", the conductor that carries current to the equipment.

  • Green Conductor - Ground conductor
  • White Conductor - "Hot" or "Leg", the conductor that carries current to the equipment.

NEMA 5-15P

NEMA 5-15P

General Information:

The NEMA 5-15P is a 3 Wire grounded plug featuring two blades (can be equal or unequal widths due to the ground pin forcing polarity) and one ground pin rated up to 125V AC and 15 Amps. The ground pin can be either a rounded shape or a U Shape depending on the manufacturer, but both are functionally the same. The NEMA 5-15P is your standard household plug used for to connect small appliances such as TV's, Microwaves, hairdryers, etc to a wall outlet. The NEMA 5-15P is compatible with a NEMA 5-20R T-Slot outlet, which is commonly found in new home installations.

What does a NEMA 5-15P Connect to?





NEMA 5-15R


5-20R Outlet

The NEMA 5-15 Plug connects to both the NEMA 5-15R Connector and the NEMA 5-15/5-20R Wall Outlet. The connector is commonly found on Extension cords, and the NEMA 5-15/5-20R Wall Outlet is the standard power supply outlet in all residential and commercial construction in North America.




IEC 60320 C19 A-Lock

IEC 60320 C19 A-Lock

General Information:

The IEC 60320 C19 is a grounded 3 Wire connector rated up to 250V and 20 Amps. The C19 mates with a C20 inlet, and is commonly used in a jumper cable scenario in IT Installations providing power from a PDU to a server, router, switch or other computing device. The C19 is typically used in high powered blade server chassis, large network routers, and other IT equipment that draws more power than a standard C13 can accommodate. The A-Lock feature can be used on any standard C2 inlet, it can be disconnected bu pulling back on the red tabs on the side of connector head.

What does the IEC 60320 C19 Auto Lock Connect to?




IEC 60320 C20 Plug
IEC 60320 C20 InletThe IEC 60320 type C19 connector is designed to connect to the IEC 320 C20 plug and Inlet. THE C20 Plug is commonly found on power cords used in the data center industry. The C20 Inlet can be found on a variety of high powered IT Equipment ranging from switches to Un-Interrupted Power Supply systems.